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"C'mon Everybody" is a 1958 song by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart, originally released as a B-side. In 1959 it peaked in the UK (where Cochran had major success and where he died in 1960) at No. 6 in the singles chart, and, thirty years later, in 1988, the track was re-issued there and became a No. 14 hit. In the United States the song got to No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100. "C'mon Everybody" is ranked No. 403 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

When Cochran recorded his lead vocal for the song, he also created an alternate version of the song called "Let's Get Together". The only change to the lyrics was exactly that: the phrase "Let's get together" in place of "C'mon everybody". This alternate version was eventually released on a compilation album in the 1970s.[1]

The song was also used by Levi Strauss & Co. to promote their 501 jean range in 1988. The advert, titled "Eddie Cochran" and directed by Syd Macartney, told the story of how the (purported) narrator, songwriter Sharon Sheeley, attracted Eddie Cochran by wearing said jeans. The song was re-released as a promotional single that year.

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Personnel[2][edit]Edit

Chart performance[edit]Edit

Chart (1958/59) Peak

position

Canadian Singles Chart 39
Flanders Singles Chart 20
UK Singles Chart 6
UK Singles Chart (1988) 14
US BillboardHot 100[3] 35

Legacy[edit]Edit

The song is one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500.

Cover versions[edit]Edit

"C'mon Everybody"
Song by Led Zeppelin from the album Led Zeppelin (DVD)
Released May 26, 2003
Recorded January 9, 1970
Genre Hard rockheavy metalblues rock
Length 2:28
Label Atlantic
Writer Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart
Producer Jimmy Page
Led Zeppelin (DVD) track listing
"Communication Breakdown"

(9)

"C'mon Everybody"

(10)

"Something Else"

(11)

Cover versions exist by NRBQLed ZeppelinSid ViciousHumble Pie, Neon Rose (Sweden), Backbeat BandUFOCliff Richard and the ShadowsTomoyasu Hoteiand The Raveonettes. Virve "Viki" Rosti from Finland made agood cover somewhere in 1974 os.

Elvis Presley song[edit]Edit

"C'mon Everybody" is also the title of an unrelated song performed by Elvis Presley in the 1964 film Viva Las Vegas. This song is credited to songwriter Joy Byers, although in recent years Byers's husband and songwriting partner Bob Johnston has disputed this. Johnston wrote a number of songs for Elvis in the 1960s including "It Hurts Me" and "Let Yourself Go," both of which were performed by Elvis in the 1968 "Comeback Special."

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